Published On :  
May 8, 2024
GTE requirement changed to GS requirements

New Genuine Student (GS) Requirement.

The government has replaced the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement for student visa (Subclass 500) with a Genuine Student (GS) requirement. These changes affect those visa applications lodged on or after 23 March 2024.

Note: This new requirement does not apply to student visas lodged before 23 March 2024. The lodged application before the mentioned date will be assessed against GTE requirements.

From now on, all students must have genuine intention to study and complete the enrolled course. The GS requirement is intended to include students who, after studying in Australia, develop skills Australia needs and who then go on to apply for permanent residence. To be granted a student visa, all applicants must demonstrate they meet the genuine study minimum criterion and the genuine student dependent criterion.

The following question will be asked if you are applying student visa after 23 March 2024:

-Give details of the applicant’s current circumstances. This includes ties to family, community, employment, and economic circumstances.

-Explain why the applicant wishes to study this course in Australia with this education provider. This must also explain their understanding of the requirements of the intended course and studying and living in Australia.

-Explain how completing the course will be of benefit to the applicant.

-Give details of any other relevant information the applicant would like to include.


(Answer must be described in English with a maximum 150 words)

 The additional question for those applicants who have previously held a student visa or those who are lodging an application in Australia from a non-student visa.

Generic statements unsupported by evidence are not given significant weight in the GS assessment. This means it is important to provide evidence to support a claim made by the applicant.

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 New Changes to English Requirements:

 𝐓𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐚 (𝐓𝐆𝐕):-

 -The minimum overall IELTS test score for a TGV has been raised to 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

-The validity period for English language tests has been shortened from 3 years to 1 year.

 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬:-

 -The minimum IELTS test score required for a student visa has increased from 5.5 to 6 (or its equivalent).

-The minimum IELTS score necessary for undertaking a packaged ELICOS has risen from 4.5 to 5.0.

-There are no changes for students solely studying English through ELICOS.

-Students enrolling in university foundation or pathway programs that offer recognized English language training must achieve an IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent).

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